Jerry Gavilanes
1954 - 2015
Drake & Son Funeral Home
5303 North Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Jerry S. Gavilanes, 60, was born into life on July 28, 1954 in New Orleans, LA, and born into eternity on May 4, 2015; beloved husband of Maria Gavilanes; loving father of Sylvana Gavilanes; beloved son of Sofia Greta Echeverria; dear brother of Nick (Sherry) Gantes, Dennis (Nancy) Gavilanes, and Vickie (Mark) Doucette; very loving uncle of Sophie and Katherine Gavilanes, and Anthony Doucette; fond cousin and friend of many; 20 year CTA Bus Operator. Visitation Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM; Final Viewing Prayers Saturday at 8AM from Drake & Son Funeral Home 5303 N. Western, Chicago; to St. Gregory Church, 5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, for Jerry's Mass at 9:30AM; Info 773-561-6874 or to sign Jerry's online guestbook and view his MeM Video Tribute, go to

Published by Chicago Tribune from May 5 to May 8, 2015.
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Drake & Son Funeral Home
5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Drake & Son Funeral Home
5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Funeral Mass
St. Gregory Church
5545 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
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Drake & Son Funeral Home
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Maria, I am so sorry. I can't find you by our Carmelite list. Please call me. Ann, 847-202-0117.
June 17, 2015
I was very saddened to hear about Jerry's passing. I remember meeting him as a kid - very nice person. A very gentle soul too soon departed from our world. Prayers and well wishes to his wife and child and the rest of the family.
Carla G. Gasparini
May 12, 2015
I'm so very sorry !!! To say the least was shocked to receive this news about jerry. Such a nice guy !!
Elizabeth Arroliga Dye
May 11, 2015
Our family in New Orleans are just hearing about this and are shocked to hear the news of our half brother, uncle, etc. Prayers to the whole family as he will truly be missed. May you rest in peace Uncle Jerry :( love your niece Shannon
May 10, 2015
How to start to express the shock and extreme numbnes our heart's feel, words are just inadequate .We are going to miss Jerry so much because he was not just a great and caring cousin, my big brother, but a true friend you could always count on any time.I know in my heart he is not alone that mom, and papa Julio, were there to welcome him in.Maria and Sylanita please remember you are not alone you are always in our hearts and prayers.
Vickie Carrera-Doucette
May 9, 2015
Dear Maria and Sylvana, and Jerry's whole family,

So sorry about your profound loss of Jerry, after his valiant battle. Please know that I care about you, and wish you all love and healing at this time, and in the future.
Harriet Sheeley
May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015
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May 7, 2015
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May 7, 2015
Sophie G.
May 7, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Sherese Johnson
May 6, 2015
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Jerry passing so suddenly. He was always good hearted and added his own trademark humor to all situations and could get a smile from anyone he encountered. I am so glad we had the chance to work together when we were young and get closer as cousins. He will be missed and never forgotten. - Ivan Echeverria and Family
Ivan Echeverria
May 5, 2015
To the loving memory of my brother Jerry, a very generous person, he loved kids and he never complain about his sickness while in the hospital and kept a mental attitude. I will miss you my brother until we get together again
May 5, 2015
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